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Bizarre Consistency: Obama, Immigrants, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Two recent decisions by the Obama Administration suggest a bizarre consistency -- no matter what the pressures are from Left or Right, the government will not do anything to or for immigrants that would discourage sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).It is not that there is a giant, well-funded lobby for sexually-transmitted diseases, but there might as well be one.

The Big Lie Behind H-1B Visas

The concept behind the "Big Lie" is that if you make the lie a big one and repeat it often enough, it becomes a fact.A Big Lie that has been prominent in the immigration debate has been the existence of a shortage of tech workers. The repeated claims a tech worker shortage has been the rallying cry for industry calls for more cheap foreign labor, generally on H-1B visas.

Immigration and Nepotism Revisited

You wouldn't know it from much of the news coverage, but the "comprehensive" immigration reforms favored by many immigration advocates would do far more than provide legal status to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.Two other giant programs would offer a path to citizenship to many more newcomers who, like most of the illegal immigrant population, tend to be unskilled and poorly educated. This means that the demographic effect of "comprehensive" reforms would be an enormous increase in the population of the working poor.

Real Meaning of Napolitano Speech: No Amnesty Anytime Soon

Despite gloating from the open-border groups about DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's immigration address at a liberal advocacy group Friday morning, her message was clear: "When Congress is ready to act, we will be ready to support them." In other words, the White House will not advance an amnesty until Congress makes the first move. The underlying message directed at amnesty advocates: Go bug the legislators and leave us alone.

Leon Trotsky's Ghost, The Russian Immigration Service, and Me

This is a story about the Russian immigration service, the ghost of Leon Trotsky, and me.There are three bits of background to bear in mind before I tell the story.1) Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), founder of the Red Army, was one of the possible heirs to Vladimir Lenin as the dictator of the USSR after Lenin's death; Joseph Stalin won the power struggle and, it is widely believed, caused the murder of Trotsky, by ice pick, in Mexico City. I never met any of them.

Fort Hood: One Heck of a Man-Caused Disaster

Today’s top news is that the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is finally getting a trial, not by a military commission, but in a courtroom in New York City. Four others that were also key to assuring logistics and finances for the plot will likely be indicted and tried with KSM, according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a press conference this morning.

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